The Paddle Ferns won the 2016 World Championships in Syracuse, Italy which put them as the best team in the world. Previously the team has won the silver medal at the 2006 World Championships and have been semi-finalists at almost every World Champs and World Games since then. Following the 2012 World Championships in Poznan, the 2013 World Games in Colombia, and the 2014 World Championships in France, 2016 World Championships in Italy they had a world ranking of 1st. They came 5th place at the 2018 World Champs in Welland, Canada.
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The U21 Paddle Ferns
The New Zealand U21 Paddle ferns have competing at the World Championships since 2012. They are currently ranked 3rd in the world.